Rockets Officially Waive Derrick Favors; Roster Set

The Rockets have officially waived center/forward Derrick Favors, setting their roster for opening night, the team announced in a press release.Derrick Favors

Favors, 30, was acquired by the Rockets in a trade with the Thunder — who acquired him early in the offseason in a deal with the Jazz.

But he appears to be the odd big man out in Houston, after the team also acquired center Boban Marjanovic in a trade with the Mavericks and center Willie Cauley-Stein in free agency. Cauley-Stein has also been waived.

Favors returned to the Jazz before the start of last season after a one-year stint with the Pelicans. He averaged a career-low 5.4 points, as well as 5.5 rebounds, in 68 appearances last year, all while coming off the bench. He still has two years remaining on his contract.

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